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A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge.

This year’s International Women’s Day 2021 theme is #ChooseToChallenge. What a great pledge!!!!

Confidence is key to every woman, and the true key to success is to make sure that your viewpoints and opinions are listened to and confident in your vision for what you want to accomplish. In a domain predominantly populated by men, women can challenge the custom of what a technician looks like by showcasing their skills and taking a leadership role in executing cutting-edge tools and processes.

On this International Women’s Day 2021, pledge to challenge the status quo. From challenge comes change, and when you pledge to make change happen, speak up, and speak up with confidence.

For over a century, International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March every year, has been regarded as a day of remembrance and advocacy for women’s rights and equality across the globe.

In 2020 and 2021, nations with women leaders such as India, New Zealand, Germany, and Bangladesh got worldwide praise for their effective handling of the COVID-19 pandemic; Kamala Harris broke intangible barriers and became the first female, Black, and South Asian American Vice President of the United States. While Scotland became the first nation to allow free and universal access to menstrual products.

While these cases outline some of the incredible walks we’ve made in building a more inclusive and even handed society, we still have a long-drawn distance to go. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020, even at the current rate of change, gender equivalence will not be achieved for another 99.5 years.

In this blog, we will share some excellent #5 ways that you, your duo, and your alliance can celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 this year and do your share to advocate for gender parity.

1. #ChooseToChallenge While Showing Your Support On Social Media Platforms

2021 International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge. It’s a solicitation to challenge the status quo by promoting awareness against prejudice, glorifying women's accomplishments, and taking action for equity.

This year, an entirely simple yet impressive way to celebrate International Women’s Day is to show your involvement in challenging bias by taking part in the #ChooseToChallenge social media campaign. Take your photo raising your hand high, and share it on your favored social media site(s) using #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021. You can also use these awesome templates to create customized social media cards to get your entire team involved.

2. Involve Men Who Identify Beyond The Gender Binary

Usually, most maximum International Women’s Day celebrations are women-centric. However, people of all gender statuses must be included in the talks and become equal advocates for gender equality.

According to a Harvard Business Review article, when men are deliberately engaged in gender inclusion programs, 96% of organizations see progress — compared to only 30% of organizations where men are not engaged.

Meanwhile, you’re organizing your International Women’s Day liveliness, don't forget to beckon and inspire your male colleagues to join the campaign of gender parity unitedly. Ensure your gender diverse and non-binary teammates are involved and welcomed into discussing how we can better equality for people of all gender statuses.

3. Advocate For Gender Parity In Your Workplace

In 2021, women are facing new challenges at work as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

According to a Forbes report, Gender Discrimination Is Still Alive And Well In The Workplace In 2021, so, If you’re a leader of an organization, it’s in your company’s best interest to address the legal responsibilities to which you adhere in regard to gender discrimination. If allowed to continue, the toxicity and dissatisfaction hurt the company’s bottom line.

To ensure that women continue to grow toward gender equity at work, businesses must create inclusive working environments. On this International Women’s Day 2021, examine your company’s policies and/or challenges your business leaders to assure that women get fair and impartial support at work. As an offset point, watch policies associated with the subsequent regions:

  • Diversity and formation training for recruitment and hiring employees
  • Evenhanded familial leave
  • Flexible work scheduling
  • Programs to advance women in administrative posts
  • Mentorship chances for women
  • Without fair comprisal for women in business, education, health, and politics, we won't be able to solve the world’s most constraining predicaments and attain a flourishing, vigorous future.

    4. Set Up A Coffee Date

    Be it a live womens’ coffee date or a virtual one during this Covid-19 pandemic, sometimes, the best way to get inspired and learn something new is through a simple conversation.

    On this March 8, try asking women in your network on a “virtual coffee date” to discuss their career goals, struggle stories of overwhelming workplace bias, leadership, self-care, or any other stuff of their peculiar interest.

    5. Support Local Women-owned Businesses

    Promoting businesses that are run, administered, and controlled by a woman or women helps contribute to equitable financial empowerment, emblematic products and services, and a more flourishing overall economy.

    This International Women’s Day 2021, intentionally seek out and support local women-owned businesses.

    Wrapup

    Sometimes, mere words of uplifting and love can go a long way in boosting someone up and encouraging them to keep going. Acknowledge the wonderful women in your life, whether it’s your mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, girlfriend, or friend – send a text, call, or Facetime to let them know how incredible they are!!!!!

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